Applied Qualitative Research Design: A Total Quality by Margaret R. Roller,Paul J. Lavrakas

By Margaret R. Roller,Paul J. Lavrakas

This distinctive textual content offers a entire framework for developing, dealing with, and examining qualitative learn experiences that yield legitimate and worthwhile details. Examples of reports from a variety of disciplines illustrate the strengths, obstacles, and purposes of the first qualitative tools: in-depth interviews, concentration workforce discussions, ethnography, content material research, and case learn and narrative examine. Following a constant structure, chapters convey scholars and researchers easy methods to enforce every one technique inside of a paradigm-neutral and versatile overall caliber Framework (TQF) comprising 4 interrelated parts: Credibility, Analyzability, Transparency, and value. in contrast to different texts that relegate caliber matters to at least one or chapters, precise discussions of such the most important subject matters as build validity, interresearcher reliability, researcher bias, and verification suggestions are featured all through. The ebook additionally addresses functions of the TQF to the writing, overview, and assessment of qualitative examine proposals and manuscripts.

Pedagogical Features
*Summary tables that spotlight vital content material, reminiscent of the appliance of a style to susceptible or hard-to-reach populations.
*Case reviews that illustrate TQF criteria in perform for every method.
*Guidelines for potent documentation (via thick descriptions) of every form of study.
*End-of-chapter dialogue themes, workouts, and steered extra studying and net resources.
*Chapters open with a preview and shut with a bulleted precis of key ideas.
*Extensive glossary.

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